What about the women - NE Film Archive event

Date and time: 

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 14:00


Room 142, Elvet Riverside 1, New Elvet, Durham

Moving images of women's lives over the past 100 years - presented by North East Film Archive

Be astonished, mesmerized, entertained or enraged by footage that reflects how women have been portrayed on film in our regional archive collections. Taken from non-fiction material; from local advertising companies, amateur and television footage recording life across the North East over the past 100 years, the films reflect how women have been represented on screen over the decades – sometimes powerfully, but sometimes slipping into the stereotypical sexist clichés of the times. Featuring footage from some classic Tyne Tees documentaries, including 'Road to Blaydon' following women living through slum clearances in the 60s in the Newcastle's west end and 'Briefing: Miner's Wives', catching up with politically organised women from County Durham a year after the 84/85 miners' strike, to kitsch promotional films pitched at 'women's interests' and culminating in 'Born A Rebel', a rousing short using footage from our film archives to commemorate 100 years of northern women on film and the centenary of (some) women having the vote.

The screening will be introduced by Julie Ballands from the North East Film Archive. Organised by Catherine Donovan, Dept of Sociology, Durham University in association with NE Film Archive